Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today's top stories


Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for June 22, 2015.

SC governor says Confederate flag should come down

"Today we are here in a moment of unity... without ill will to say it's time to move the flag from capitol grounds," said Gov. Nikki Haley, in the wake of the racially charged killing of nine people in a Charleston church last week.

[Read more from ABC News]

Obama, on a podcast, discusses racism and slavery's 'long shadow'

President Barack Obama took part in a lengthy podcast interview published Monday, using the time to discuss racism in the United States with host Marc Maron. “The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives, you know, that casts a long shadow, and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on,” Obama said. You can listen to the interview at Maron's website.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Greece outlines debt deal with default on the horizon

Facing increasing pressure and a nearing deadline, Greece's economy minister outlined a new proposal to help alleviate its debt crisis stalemate. Greece owes the International Monetary Fund €1.6B Euros – by July 1.

[Read more from the BBC]

DNA found in search for escaped NY inmates

Investigators found DNA evidence at a burglarized cabin in upstate New York while searching for the two men who escaped a state correctional facility June 6.

[Read more from CNN]

Apple tweaks streaming deal after Taylor Swift letter

Apple is changing its policy about how artists are paid from its new Apple Music streaming service after a public plea from Taylor Swift. Swift posted the letter on her Tumblr page Sunday (click here to read it), calling Apple's decision to not pay artists during the three-month free trial period offered to users "shocking" and "disappointing." Late Sunday night, Apple's VP Eddy Cue announced they were changing that policy.

[Read more from The Verge]

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2-ton smoker stolen from Twin Cities chef Thomas Boemer

Boemer is the chef behind restaurants including the popular Revival.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz says relief package is coming for Minnesota small businesses

Walz is prepared to call a special session and pass the package immediately.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Gov. Tim Walz COVID-19 press conference Monday

Walz will be introducing a new app that helps Minnesotans track COVID-19 exposures.

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Newly elected representative vows to flout Minnesota COVID-19 rules

He wrote to Gov. Tim Walz, inviting him to a backyard gathering ahead of Thanksgiving.

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Minnesota Hospital Association: We are out of time to be 'Minnesota Nice'

The group is launching an ad campaign that holds nothing back about the seriousness of the situation in Minnesota hospitals.

MSU-Mankato hockey, Minnesota State, Mavericks

1 game into season and MSU Mankato is halted by COVID-19

The Mavericks played Bemidji State on Sunday.

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Cowboys TD featured horrible non-tackle by Vikings cornerback

Number 26 wanted nothing to do with making that tackle.